April 11, 2014

Stop the Revisionism: LBJ Was No Liberal Hero
5:06 PM

From 1964 to 1968, close to 34,000 Americans died in South Vietnam. We will never know how many Vietnamese women, men, and children perished during those years, but the total, according to most estimates, was at least one million.

No Wonder Teens Love Stories About Dystopias—They Feel Like They're In One
1:16 PM

Young adult books (and films) speak to the part of us whose identity is yet unformed, full of rage and fear and longing.

The Norwegian Government Keeps Book Publishers Alive
And other reasons it's the best place in the world to be a writer
1:15 PM

And other reasons Norway is the best place in the world to be a writer.

Why We Should All Be Working Less
9:25 AM

In France, unions and employers’ federations just signed a legally binding deal stipulating that workers should not have to check their work emails after they leave the office. Should we all follow suit? 

April 10, 2014

My Adult Circumcision
How I made the cut for my new religion
8:00 PM

How I made the cut for my new religion.

'Twin Peaks' and the Origin of the Dead Woman TV Trope
12:00 AM

On the twenty-fifth anniversary of "Twin Peaks"'s premiere, what does it reveal about our ongoing fascination with a dead girl's body? 

April 09, 2014

One Billion Hearts, Bleeding as One
As fewer companies rule the Web, your security is put at greater risk
8:00 PM

If all the gold is stored at Fort Knox, a thief knows where to go.

Religion Only Works When It Appeals to the Senses

“To learn about religion we have to come to our senses.”

The Podcast is a Last Refuge for No One
10:30 AM

Carrie Battan’s recent article, "Podcasts: The Last Refuge of the C-List Celebrity," missed crucial points about the success of podcasting: It is an incredibly powerful form of media, does not insulate artists from scrutiny (as exemplified by Brandi

Oberlin Amends its Trigger-Warning Policy
10:03 AM

The group most surprised by Oberlin’s new trigger warning policy may have been the professors of the college themselves.